By PV Magazine
Tabuchi Electric, a solar-plus-storage manufacturer, and Geli, a software provider for battery storage and microgrids, today announced a partnership that will deliver a residential solar-plus-storage solution designed to enable faster solar market growth.
The combination of Geli’s software with Tabuchi’s hardware helps utilities manage distributed solar and additional home energy devices to optimize grid performance. By providing utilities with confidence that they can reliably integrate solar into the grid, the partnership is designed to accelerate residential solar growth.
Tabuchi’s EneTelus Intelligent Battery System (EIBS) residential solar-plus-storage solution is now delivered loaded with Geli’s Energy Operating System software. The combined hardware and software solution connects with solar installations and smart home devices such as smart thermostats and pool pumps to systematically manage energy flow from the home to the grid. The partnership will give utilities far deeper insight into distributed generation and enable them to manage entire fleets of inverters across a service area, implement automated demand response programs and improve operations across programs.
“Tabuchi is partnering with Geli to make their solar-plus-storage solution even more user-friendly,” said Daniel Hill, Tabuchi director of sales and marketing. “The units are already incredibly easy to set up, and now we’re pleased to be able to offer customers the option to control units from the cloud.”
Tabuchi introduced the EIBS to the North American market in July 2015. The system combines an all-in-one inverter with a lithium ion battery that is optimized for reliability, fast payback and simple home installation. Tabuchi’s solution delivers compelling cost performance by reliably reducing peak loads for ten years and up to 5,000 battery cycles.
“We think of energy storage as energy computing. Geli provides the smart software and Tabuchi provides the best-in-class hardware,” said Andrew Tanner, vice president of business development at Geli. “Together we’re helping utilities forge ahead with the confidence they need to expand solar penetration and meet ambitious renewable energy targets.”
Tabuchi Electric will showcase the company’s solar-plus-storage solution with Geli software at Solar Power International, booth #6810, at the Anaheim Convention Center from September 14-16. Geli will host a booth at site #1103.